The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance announced this week that a supplement to the ANSI/APSP/ICC/NPC-12 2016...
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance has awarded the 2019 Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant to the Pueblo Department...
The Texas legislature has passed HB 2858, which allows municipalities in the state to require...
The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo was truly where it all came together for the pool and spa industry. Council meetings, seminars, training and parties took center stage as members mingled, conducted business and renewed acquaintances. Award winners were celebrated and recognized by their peers, leaving us all with a great reminder of what is good and honorable in our industry.
Left to Right: Mark Thompson, Absolute Pool & Spa Care; Sherrie Thompson, Absolute Pool & Spa Care; Tim Rogers, BioLab; Craig Sears, Sears Pool Management Consultants
Left to Right: Drew Schaarschmidt, Courtney Schaarschmidt, and Jeff Hunt, from Cox Pools.
Left to Right: Rich Gottwald, APSP; Rich Garbee, GLI Pool Products
Left to Right: Kristin Woiteshek, Nordic Hot Tubs; Maurizio Vozza, Nordic Hot Tubs; Scott Hunsaker, Councilman/Hunsaker & Associates
Left to Right: Kathleen Carlson, Aqua Quip; Denise Migliaccio, The Pool & Spa Place
Left to Right: Dr. William A. Kent, Team Horner; Jack Manilla, Portofino Pools
Left to Right: Seth Ewing and Kenya Thomas, APSP
Left to Right: Brett Symes and Chris Dudley, HomeAdvisor
Brett Abbott, Pool Builder Marketing (At Dry Erase Board); Lawrence Caniglia, Northeast Spa & Pool Association (Behind Brett in the blue shirt); Mark Thompson, Absolute Pool & Spa Care, Inc (Directly behind Brett)
Jon Dongell, Pebble Technology International Presentation: APSP-12 Plastering Standard "A Standard Above"
Foreground, Left to Right: Jatinder "JT" Sidhu, Coast Spas; Nathan Coelho, Master Spas
Left to Right: Troy McGinty, Hayward Industries, Inc. Crystal Lengua, SMP Specialty Metal Products
Left to Right: Eddie Rossi, DesRochers Backyard Pool Co. Joe DeFuria, Bioguard
Left to Right: Cristian Martinez, guest of Absolute Pool & Spa Care; Dulce Garcia and Josh Fisher, Absolute Pool & Spa Care; Brett Symes and Chris Dudley, HomeAdvisor Josh Herrington, Absolute Pool & Spa Care
Many of us may have had the unfortunate experience of adding soda ash "wrong" to pool water, resulting in a pool that looks like it is filled with milk. In fact, we refer to it as "milking" a pool. Why does that happen?
When we decide, for example, to raise the pH of a pool from 7.2 to 7.6, we calculate how much soda ash is required for that size pool to achieve a 0.4 pH unit increase. A solution of soda ash (sodium carbonate) has a pH of above 11, so when added to pool water the pH...
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance announced this week that a supplement to the ANSI/APSP/ICC/NPC-12 2016 Standard for the Plastering of Swimming Pools and Spas was approved by the American National Standards Institute on May 10. The new supplement impacts the way that industry professionals plaster pools and spas.
"We are excited that our PHTA Standard Writing Committee for the Plastering of Pools and Spas was able to address plastering applications in cold temperatures and further...
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The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance has awarded the 2019 Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant to the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment at the National Environmental Health Association’s 2019 Annual Education Conference & Exhibition awards ceremony in Nashville, Tenn.
Given in the memory of Dr. Robert Neil Lowry, a...